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Posted: Nov 17, 2022

Clopay® Corporation Introduces VertiStack™ Clear Door

Mason, OH – Clopay® Corporation, a leader in closure products for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, has introduced the new VertiStack™ Clear Door, a unique compact door with vertically stacking sections, engineered to provide a clear, open ceiling and modern design. VertiStack Clear will be available in Clopay® Corporation’s Clopay, Cornell, and Cookson brands.

Posted: Nov 16, 2022

Architecture Students Explore Boston Sports Institute Via New MBMA Folio

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) creates free, downloadable resources for architectural students and their professors - including MBMA’s Architectural Significance in Metal Buildings folio series which provides in-depth case studies for use in undergraduate and graduate architecture programs. The newest is a 20-page folio that delves into the design and construction of the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Posted: Nov 15, 2022

Construction Adds 1,000 Jobs In October As Firms Struggle To Hire

Arlington, VA - The construction industry added only 1,000 employees in October while it continued to boost wages for hourly workers as firms compete to hire from a small labor pool, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data. Association officials said the small increase in construction employment is an indication of how hard it has become for construction firms to find qualified workers to hire.

Posted: Nov 14, 2022

H.B. Fuller Announces Acquisition Of GSSI Sealants

St. Paul, MN - H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL), a global leader in adhesives and sealants, has acquired GSSI Sealants, Inc., which specializes in butyl sealants for the metal building industry. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, GSSI will operate within H.B. Fuller’s existing Construction Adhesives business unit and is expected to expand the company’s global footprint and product range.

Posted: Nov 11, 2022

METALCON 2022 Trade Show In Indy Finishes Strong

Newton, MA — For its first time in Indianapolis, the racing capital of the world, METALCON roared across the finish line for both attendees and exhibitors. From intensive workshops to 40 free educational sessions to inspiring keynotes, attendees learned from top industry experts and earned nearly a year’s worth of continuing education credits at the industry’s only event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction.

Posted: Nov 10, 2022

RIMA-I Wraps Up Successful Bi-Annual Meeting In New Orleans

Lenexa, KS - The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) gathered October 19-20 at the Sheraton New Orleans for its Bi-Annual Meeting. The event was scheduled to coincide with an ASTM C-16 meeting at the same location.

Posted: Nov 09, 2022

S-5! Introduces New Snow Retention Clamp For Trapezoidal IMP Roofs

Colorado Springs, CO — S-5!, one of the world's leading developers of engineered, manufactured, metal roof attachments, has introduced a new SnoBracket™ attachment for mounting snow retention systems to insulated metal panel (IMP) roofs.

Posted: Nov 08, 2022

SAF Adds Two New Team Members, Introduces Contract Management Group

Atlanta, GA – SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. The additions include a senior project manager to lead the organization’s newly established contract management group, as well as a new production manager.

Posted: Nov 07, 2022

MCA Announces Details And Registration For 2023 Winter Meeting

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association announced registration for their upcoming annual Winter Meeting is now open. The event will take place in-person January 22-25, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater, FL.

Posted: Nov 04, 2022

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Lower In October

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the October 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 45, a decrease from the September index of 48.7.

Posted: Nov 03, 2022

AGC: Construction Employment Issues Driving Wages Higher

Arlington, VA - The construction industry added 19,000 employees in September, boosting wages for hourly workers at the fastest rate in 40 years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data. Association officials said that even with the pay raises, many contractors are still having a difficult time finding qualified workers to hire.

Posted: Nov 03, 2022

CFSEI To Host Webinar On Updates To Specification And Framing Standards, November 29, 2022

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Updates to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) North American Specification and Framing Standards” on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors.

Posted: Nov 02, 2022

Lorin To Highlight Coil Anodized Aluminum At Arc US 2022

Muskegon, MI – Lorin Industries Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, announces its attendance at Arc US 2022, the nation’s leading architects’ forum, to be held November 17-20, at the Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson, Arizona.

Posted: Oct 31, 2022

MRA Reminds Hurricane-Impacted Homeowners To Beware Of Unscrupulous Contractors

The recovery effort from the damage caused by Hurricane Ian is sure to be a long, difficult road for many homeowners seeking to repair or rebuild. Unfortunately, warns the Metal Roofing Alliance, the challenge can be made that much harder by less-than-reputable opportunists and con artists who sometimes prey on unsuspecting homeowners, especially at a time when the demand for quality contractors is extremely high.

Posted: Oct 28, 2022

RICOWI Dispatches Team To Investigate Hurricane Ian Damage

Cape Coral, FL - The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) has announced deployment of research team to Cape Coral, Florida to investigate damage from Hurricane Ian. The team began its investigation on October 24 and will wrap up its work on October 28, 2022.

Posted: Oct 27, 2022

Fire-Retardant Gray Core Introduced For ALUCOBOND® PLUS

Davidson, NC - 3A Composites USA announces the launch of a new gray core for ALUCOBOND PLUS aluminum composite material (ACM). Effective October 17, 2022 the color of the product’s solid, fire-retardant (FR) core has been updated to gray from its original shade of white.

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